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The Next Karate Kid (1994)

 -  Action | Drama | Family  -  12 August 1994 (USA)
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Mr. Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing; a troubled adolescent girl.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sgt. Kesuke Miyagi (as Noriyuki "Pat" Morita)
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Col. Dugan
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Louisa Pierce
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Eric McGowen
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ...
Abbot (as Arsenio Trinidad)
Michael Cavalieri ...
Ned
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Charlie (as Walt Goggins)
Jim Ishida ...
Tall Monk
Rodney Kageyama ...
Monk
Seth Sakai ...
Buddhist Monk
Eugene Boles ...
Mr. Harold Wilkes
Keena Keel ...
School Clerk
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Gabe
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Morgan (as Tom Downey)
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Storyline

During a commemoration for Japanese soldiers fighting in the US Army during World War II, Mr. Miyagi meets the widow of his commanding officer. He gets to know her granddaughter Julie, an angry teenager who is still feeling the pain of losing both her parents in an accident and is having problems with her grandmother and her fellow pupils. Mr. Miyagi decides to teach her karate to get her through her pain and issues and back on the right path. Written by Matthias Scheler <tron@lyssa.owl.de>

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It's ancient wisdom against teenage spunk. 1,000 years of karate tradition is about to get a kick in the pants. See more »


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Rated PG for violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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12 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Karate Kid Part IV  »

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$8,751,228 (USA)
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Trivia

This is the only film in the series in which Mr. Miyagi does not appear in the final frame of the movie before the credits begin. However, he does appear in the last frame of the scene that transitions into the scene the credits play over. See more »

Goofs

Abbot bowls his ball down the gutter and it hops out, and as he turns back to the crowd, you can see just over his shoulder the mechanism which caused the ball to jump is still extended in the gutter. See more »

Quotes

Julie Pierce: [Julie's babysitting three VERY active boys] What are you doing here?
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Miyagi figure children no have enough toys, so bring more. Nerf balls, flying discs, all kinds good stuff. You just have fun.
Julie Pierce: Have fun? Miyagi, they don't need any more toys, they need three child-sized straight jackets!
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Connections

Referenced in The Nostalgia Critic: Old vs. New: The Karate Kid (2011) See more »

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Part Of Me
Written & Performed by Randy Jacobs
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The Film That Introduced Hilary Swank to the Mainstream Audience
3 August 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Next Karate Kid" is not a very impressive film. However, it introduces a young actress named Hilary Swank to the mainstream audience. Amazingly, just five short years after this film Swank would be holding the Oscar for her gender-bending role in "Boys Don't Cry". In this film she takes Macchio's role and does an admirable job even though the material is just not there. 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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